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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room

The Lucretia Little History Room is dedicated to illuminating the unique and vibrant history of Mill Valley and making this history accessible to people of all ages and interests. We accomplish this by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials of enduring value pertaining to people, places, and events associated with Mill Valley and a few select nearby areas, such as Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, that are an essential part of Mill Valley’s historic heritage.

The History Room and the Mill Valley Historical Society have shared a close relationship since their respective foundings in 1977. Since its opening, the Lucretia Little History Room has operated under the jurisdiction of the Mill Valley Public Library and the City of Mill Valley, and its collection is owned by the Library. The Historical Society is a separate nonprofit organization which is not governed by the City. The Historical Society and the Library collaborate in many areas, including on exhibitions, the Mill Valley Oral History Program, and the First Wednesday lecture series. The Historical Society provides valued funding and membership resources to support the History Room’s projects, while the Library provides research support for the Historical Society’s programs and publications, from its annual History Walk to the Mill Valley Historical Review.

Contact Information:

Mill Valley Public Library
Lucretia Little History Room
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone: (415) 389-4292
Email: hist@cityofmillvalley.org

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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
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Description : Brochure titled "Little Journeys over the Northwestern Pacific Railroad", circa 1911, describing short trips, one hour to one day's time, from San Francisco over the Northwestern Pacific Railroad's lines. Brochure describes the Railroad's all-day "Triangle Trip" as "one of the most delightful scenic one-day jaunts in America". Brochure is comprised of six panels. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Pamphlet (10 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.012 Digitized by...
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Description : Members of the club pose in costumes for the annual "Jinks" of 1922. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (14 x 5.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.047 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Clubs, Costumes, Organizations and clubs
Description : Excerpt of an article from "Trails" by the California Alpine Club about Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, 1921. Attached photograph of a view of San Francisco Bay from the summit of Mt. Tamalpais, with the Double Bow-Knot in the foreground. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10.5 x 7.6875 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.029 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Teacher and students posed outside of Homestead School. George Stutzman is in the front row left. "-7914-" appears in the lower right corner. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.875 x 6.4375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.006 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students, Teachers
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by California Gallery
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Description : Carte de visite portrait of Carlotta Suarez Reed and her husband, John Joseph Reed, who was the eldest son of John Thomas Reed and Hilaria Sanchez Reed. John Thomas Reed was the first Anglo-Saxon settler and land owner in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.25 x 6.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.049 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Photocopy of a packet of correspondence to N.P. Yost from Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company, March 25, 1910-March 7, 1922, regarding his proposition to build a spur track into his property in Mill Valley. Includes documents: Estimate and Agreement for Private Siding, March 24, 1910; Small map of the proposed spur, March 1910; Track Estimate and Agreement for Private Siding, May 18, 1915; Map of proposed spur, March 1915; Letter to N.P. Yost from Northwestern Pacific Railroad...
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Description : Postcard featuring a creek, bridge, and a glimpse of Redwood Lodge. "Redwood Lodge" was the name George and Maria Billings gave the Mill Valley home they began building in 1890. The home, at 160 Corte Madera Avenue, was originally intended as a summer home, but after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, the Billings family made the Redwood Lodge their year-round residence. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "A...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Bridges, Creeks, Houses, Redwood trees, Structures,...
Description : The Mill Valley Depot. Back of postcard is printed with the following text: "The Mill Valley Depot, circa 1914. Miller Avenue meets Throckmorton. Bernard Street continues up hill." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (6 x 3.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.001 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Businesses, Commuters, Railroad depots, Railroads, The...
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by Smith, H. Pierre
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Description :  Portrait of Maybelle Kelly, seated. Kelly was a music teacher and accompanist, well known in the musical circles of Marin County. She accompanied the Ross Symphony Orchestra and was the pianist for the Mill Valley Orchestra. Her pupils gave frequent recitals at Mill Valley's Outdoor Art Club. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 3.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.070 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Group portrait of members of the Reed family. Clothilde Reed (1859-1940) is pictured at the center. John Rains, ranch manager, is on the left. Reed's paternal grandfather was John Thomas Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and land owner in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.5 x 2.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.062 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Abstract of Title and List of Incumbrances on Copies of Instruments between Tamalpais Land and Water Company and North Pacific Coast Railroad Company or San Francisco, Tamalpais and Bolinas Railway Company relating to their right of way into Mill Valley, and their occupancy of the depot sites at Millwood and Mill Valley December 7, 1903. Twenty-nine page agreement by the Marin County Abstract Company, San Rafael, California. Source : 29 Pages of 29: Pamphlet (18.75 x 14.24 in.)...
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Description : A Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway locomotive pulling an open car full of passengers down Mt. Tamalpais. Written on the bottom margin: "Mt. Tamalpais train." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.112 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Indenture from Tamalpais Land and Water Company to North Pacific Coast Railroad Company, August 1, 1904. Certified by the Marin County Recorder on December 20, 1944 and offered in evidence as plaintiff's exhibit number 2 in 1946. Source : 3 Pages of 3: Document (8.8125 x 14.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.011 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Indentures, Railroads
Description : Portrait of Lorena Dorsey, an early Mill Valley resident and wife of Horace Dorsey. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.875 x 8.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.091 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Legal judgment for Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway abandonment. Page one of the document states: Legal Decision No. 4927 Before the Railroad Commission of the State of California, In the Matter of the Application of Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway for an order of it to abandon the operation of all its lines from November 1st to March 1st of each year. Application No. 3272." Source : 5 Pages of 5: Pamphlet (9 x 14.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.017 Digitized by...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Boussum
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Description : Ernestine Wood, daughter of E. E. Wood, as a girl. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.152 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of John Rains (left) and John Reed (right) posed for a souvenir photograph. Rains and Reed are seated behind a cutout of an automobile, and a depiction of the Cliff House can be seen in the background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.75 x 3 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.055 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Automobiles, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Front of postcard shows a gentleman standing on the edge of Inspiration Point on Mt. Tamalpais, overlooking Mill Valley and the San Francisco Bay. The title on the postcard reads, "Inspiration Point. Mount Tamalpais - California." The publisher information printed on the front reads, "56 Goeggel & Weidner, San Francisco -- printed in Germany." The back of the postcard is left blank. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.081...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Inspiration Point, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, San...
Description : A collection of small tintypes of unidentified Reed family members attached to white card stock. John Thomas Reed was the first Anglo-Saxon settler and landowner in Mill Valley, California. Individual portraits are grouped around a larger picture of a boy and a young woman. Most of those pictured appear to be children. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.75 x 8.75) Call Number : 2016.004.056 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Crowd outside of the railway depot in downtown Mill Valley, California, and people walking across Miller Avenue. A train is seen at left. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 2.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.095 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway train and passengers cars crossing a trestle bridge. The orientation of passengers and the engineer showcases the way in which the Railway's engines were positioned at the end of the train, pushing passenger cars up the mountain. This was done for a few reasons, including that it eliminated the possibility of runaway passenger cars and redirected the smoke and soot from the engine away from passengers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x...
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Description : Automobile passengers stopped under the big trees. Passengers pose in front of two automobiles. Handwritten text on the back of postcard says: "about 1905 - probably on road to Muir Woods". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.013 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Newspaper clipping of a published timetable for North Pacific Coast Railroad Company, via Sausalito Ferry. From San Francisco, commencing March 29, 1896. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (2.75 x 2.0625 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.008 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Postcard featuring Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway gravity car crossing a trestle on Mt. Tamalpais. Gravity cars coasted from the summit of Mt. Tamalpais down to Muir Woods or to downtown Mill Valley. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "Coming down Mt. Tamalpais, California via Gravity Car on eight mile ride". Back of postcard printed with the following: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. Made in Germany. No....
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by Bradely and Rudolfson
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Description : Hilarita Reed Lyford was the daughter of John Thomas Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon landowner and settler of Mill Valley, California. She was married to Benjamin Lyford. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.25 x 6.5 in.) Call Number : 2017.004.001 Digitized by California Revealed .
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by Klyce, Melvin
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Description : A group of Tamalpais High School students at a birthday party given by Mrs. Mann for her daughter, Margaret, Top row, left to right: Bertram Tuckey (Tilberon), Alden Rayburn (Sausalito), John Bayse (S.F.), Fred Bagshaw, Roger Barber, Vill Hamilton, Geroge Foux, Otto Weissick, Theo Weissick. Middle Row, left to right: Barbra Ball (S.F.), Dorothy Longstaff (S. F.), Katherine Burbeck, Gerogia McConnell, Marian Klyce, Elinor Burt, Camille LEger, Marie Weissick, Elizabeth Wainright....
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Description : Group portrait on the porch of Alonzo Coffin's house during the celebration of Irene Coffin's birthday. The Coffins were a prominent family in early Mill Valley, California. Written on back of photograph: "Irene's birthday party. Mill Valley, 1894. Porch of the Alonzo Coffin house. Down in front. Otto Hinz, Walter Ralph, Maybelle, Amy Schroeder, Beatrice Keely, Irene ? Schroeder, Leslie Gardiner, Billy Smith. On the railing - Henrietta Freeze - Ellen, Pearl, Polly Schroeder,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Birthday parties, Coffin Family, Porches, Portraits
Description : Four portraits of unidentified Reed family members. John Thomas Reed was the first white settler and land owner in Mill Valley, California. On the upper left is a tintype of a young man. On the upper right is a carte de visite of a baby. On the lower left is a colorized carte de visite of a woman, and on the lower right is a group carte de visite portrait. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.875 x 9.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.057 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Colorized illustration of the Old Mill. The original mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "Old Mill, Mill Valley, Cal." A handwritten note is featured at the bottom . Back of postcard is printed with the following: "I. Scheff & Bros., Publishers, San Francisco". Postcard is addressed to a recipient in Los Angeles, and is stamped and postmarked 1907. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Old Mill, Sawmills, Structures
Description : View of a wireless telegraph station on Mt. Tamalpais. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following: "129 - Wireless Telegraph Station, Mt. Tamalpais, California". Back of postcard is printed with: "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.022 Digitized by California Revealed .
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by Mitchell, Edward H.
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Description : Postcard of a wooden curve in the tracks of the Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. Title transcribed from printed text on front of postcard, which reads, "Entering Redwood Canyon, Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway". Postcard has been trimmed and attached to a paper with two others by the same company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.375 x 3.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.027 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Three men stand behind the counter inside the Wheeler Martin Grocery Store at 106 Throckmorton Avenue. Note the swastika symbol on the packages on the table; these are from the Pacific Coast Biscuit company. In the early 1900s, the company used this symbol in its marketing. At the time, in Pacific states, this symbol was meant to convey a sense of goodness. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.875 x 3.875 in.) Call Number : MVN1612 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of Viola Presho Baldocchi around 5 years of age, sitting on a porch. She was a long time resident of Mill Valley who died in 1979. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.375 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.068 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Porches, Portraits
Description :  A group of men, early residents of Mill Valley, sitting at a large banquet table while two waiters stand at attendance. Pictured at the far head of he table is Sidney Cushing, founding president of the Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Railway. The man at the other end of the table with his back to the camera is probably Lovell White. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.75 x 5.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.045 Digitized by California Revealed .
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by T. C. Wohlbruck Co.
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Description : Panoramic photograph of teachers and students at Tamalpais Union High School. Print on middle bottom of photograph reads "Tamalpais Union High School, - Ernest E. Wood, Prin. - Feb 19, 1919" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10 x 40 in.) Call Number : 2017.004.002 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, High schools, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : Locomotives and construction cranes, likely in Boulder City, Nevada. After the abandonment of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway in 1930, the Railway's Engine No. 8, to the right of the crane in the foreground, was sold to United Commercial, then Shell Oil, and finally Six Companies of Boulder City, Nevada, for work on the Hoover Dam. The day after this picture was taken the engine was destroyed in a collision with runaway gravel cars. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10 x...
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Description : Mill Valley's Old Mill School opened in November 1921. The school was constructed on the 2.5-acre Sulphur Spring block, bounded by Throckmorton, Elma, Lovell and Old Mill. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "Old Mill School, Mill Valley, Calif." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.012 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Elementary schools, Old Mill School, Schools
Description : Colorized postcard of the Mill Valley Depot featuring passersby and train cars. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "No. 423. Railroad station at Mill Valley, Marin County, California." Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Chas. Weidner, San Francisco, Calif. Made in Germany." Correspondence to a Mrs. Pearl Cook of San Francisco from a Mrs. Drew of San Rafael, California, on back. Postcard is stamped and postmarked 1909. Source : 1...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Commuters, Railroad depots, Railroads, The Depot
Description : Portrait of Hilaria Sanchez Reed Garcia (1813-1868). Sanchez Reed Garcia was the wife of John Thomas Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and landowner in Mill Valley. After Reed's death, she married Bernardino Garcia in 1845. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8 x 9.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.053 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by C. L. Cramer's California Gallery; Kingsley, J. L.
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Description :  Four carte de visite portraits of unidentified Reed family members, pasted to a single piece of white card stock. The Reed family of Mill Valley, California, descended from John Thomas Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and land owner in Mill Valley. The cards on the upper right and lower left may be Hugh Boyle. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8 x 10.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.067 Digitized by California Revealed .
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by Wohlbruck, T. C.
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Description : Students posing outdoors. On lower left corner: "T. C. Wohlbruck, San Francisco 116". Names of students are written on back of photograph: "Upper Row left to right 1. Fred Bagshaw 2. Louis Cortntz (?) 3. Barclay Manners 4. Armond Silvera 5. Leland Morton 6. Raymond Wiscowsky 7. Joe Saunders 8. Earl Thacker Middle Row 1. Sibbled Reed 2. Shayer Robinson 3. Douglas Prince 4. Randolph WIlson 5. Charles Miers 6. Theodore Trombly 7. Teddy Hansen 8. ALbert Silveria. Lower...
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Description : Newspaper clipping of the timetable for Northwestern Pacific Railroad, 1911. Timetable commenced Nov. 1, 1910. Clipped from the Mill Valley Record, and includes an advertisements for The Sequoia and Record-Enterprise Printing. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (5 x 10.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.014 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads, Timetables, Transportation
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by Halenicht
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Description : Lovell White, father of Ralston White. Lovell White died in 1910 and was president of the Tamalpais Land & Water Company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 8 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.137 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Built at the midpoint of the Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Railway, the Double Bow Knot looped back and forth five times to gain elevation without forcing the grade to be steeper than five percent. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "Double Bow Knot in Mt. Tamalpais R.R.-S.B. Bay and the Golden Gate in Background, Cal." Back of postcard is postmarked (paper damaged so date not visible) and includes correspondence to a Miss Dunstone of Dumbarton,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Bays (Bodies of water), Mt. Tamalpais, Railroads
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Mitchell, Edward H.
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Description : Postcard of view from the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. Title transcribed from front of postcard, where printed text reads. "View on the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway". Photograph by Edward H. Mitchell. Postcard has been attached to a paper with two others by the same company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.375 x 3.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.028 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Cabinet cards depicting Mary Matilda Deffebach (1866-1935) at left and an unidentified young woman at right. Mary Matilda Deffebach was the daughter of Thomas Boileau Deffebach (1822-1884) and Maria Inez Reed Deffebach (1842-1883), and granddaughter of John Thomas Reed, the first white settler and landowner in Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10 x 7.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.083 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : The railroad depot in downtown Mill Valley, California, with the Keystone Building pictured on the left. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.098 Digitized by California Revealed .
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by Imperial Studio
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Description : Three portraits pasted to a single piece of white card stock. The top portrait is of three young women; the one on the left may be Sallie Boyle. On the lower left is a portrait of an unidentified boy. On the lower right is Carmelita Garcia (Boyle). Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 8.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.064 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Students in classroom at Summit School, sitting at their desks. One boy in the center of the photo has his face circled. Note on the back of photograph reads "Circle - Charles Lascy. Two in back of Charles is Sam Bagshaw." Written on upper margin is "April 21, 1910 Mill Valley [undecipherable]". Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.6875 x 6.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.032 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Blackboards, Classrooms, Desks, Schools, Students,...
Description : Teacher and students posing outside the school near a fence. "Mill Valley Cal." printed on lower left. A note accompanying the photograph, written by Carol Budds, the daughter of one of the students, Karin Lundquist Connelly, indicates that in 1989 her mother wrote the names of the students on the back of the photograph. The names on the back, listed in the order of back row, middle row, first row, are: Karin Lundquist, Gertrude Tobin, Lottie Ankers, Edith Sherman,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : Colored image from up above Mill Valley, looking down on the countryside with a view of cloud banks and the windy railroad path in distance. Title transcribed from the front of the postcard, which contains printed text, "151 - Above the Clouds, Mt. Tamalpais, California". Back of postcard contains text: "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher San Francisco" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.063 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, clouds, Mt. Tamalpais, Railroad tracks
Description : The Marine Exchange observatory on Mt. Tamalpais. People stand on the observatory's wraparound deck and on the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "124 - Marine Exchange, Summit Mt. Tamalpais, California". Back of postcard is stamped, postmarked 1911, and includes correspondence to a Mrs. S.H. [indescipherable] of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Back of postcard is printed with: "Edward H....
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Description : Mill Valley's Old Mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Reed's sawmill has long been Mill Valley's most significant man-made landmark. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "2066 Old Mill at Mill Valley, California". Back of postcard is printed with the following : "Britton & Rey, Lithographers, S.F. Publishers of Pictorial Post Cards". Correspondence to a Miss Annie Shroeder of Alameda, California, on back. Postcard is stamped and...
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by T.C. Wohlbruck Co Photographers
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Description : Students and teacher posing outdoors. On the lower margin is an arrow and the initials "G. T. R" which seems to be pointing to the fourth girl from the right in the first row. Written on the back: "3rd and 4th Grades - Mill Valley School April - 1914." The names of the students are also written on the back, although some of the backing has been torn off and not all the names are visible. The readable names are: Staples [first name unreadable]; Freitas, Joc(/?);...
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Description : A train with three passenger cars on Mount Tamalpais. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.124 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : View of the railway depot in downtown Mill Valley, California, from the tracks at the rear of the station. A train car is pulled in to the station, and Mt. Tamalpais can be seen in the background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 4 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.099 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of Hilaria Sanchez Reed Garcia, who lived from 1813-1868, and whose first husband was John Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and landowner in Mill Valley, California. Print made from glass negative. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 7 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.052 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Postcard depicting a view of the Blithedale Hotel in Mill Valley, California. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is inscribed with the text, "Blythedale, Mill Valley, Cal." Back of postcard addressed to "Mildred H."Back of postcard contains typed label which reads, "Postcards: UNKNOWN, color and sepia, 5 1/2 x3 /12, Germany and New York City. (Private collection). Back of postcard lists publisher M. Rieder, Los Angeles; Cal. Source : 1 Page of...
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Description : Postcard depicting a view of Mt. Tamalpais with Mill Valley residences in the foreground and foothills. Summit School is the large building to the right of center. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "Mt. Tamalpais from Mill Valley, California / Britton & Rey, San Francisco. 426". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.030 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Summit School
Description : Postcard depicting a mountain train traveling up Mt. Tamalpais. The conductor can be seen peering out of the engine window. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "Mountain Train leaving Mill Valley for summit of Mt. Tamalpais, Cal. / Britton & Rey, San Francisco. 562." Back of postcard left blank. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.070 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Front of postcard depicts image of Mt. Tamalpais, with the town of Mill Valley in the foreground. Several buildings can be made out, including Summit School. The back of the postcard is left blank, with a printed caption which reads, "Mill Valley, January, 1922. Lovell Avenue with Summit School, the large two-story building to the right, Catholic Church farther right and Coffin home extreme upper right." No publisher information is given. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, Summit School
Description : Postcard depicts the image of an observation tower, called the Marine Exchange, with several people standing both on and around the tower. A telegraph pole can be seen next to the tower. Title transcribed from front of the postcard, which reads "Marine Exchange on Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California. Established by S.F. Examiner for sighting vessels far out at sea. On clear days vessels can be sighted 60 to 75 miles and reported by wire in San Francisco two hours before they...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Observation towers, Observatories
Description : A Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway locomotive pulling an open car full of passengers above Fern Canyon. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.875 x 9.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.113 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad cars, Railroad tracks, Railroads
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway
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Description : Blank stock certificate no. 302 for Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, circa 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Document (9.0625 x 6.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.037 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of Lorena Bell Dorsey, an early Mill Valley resident, married to Horace Dorsey. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.875 x 8.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.090 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description :  Newspaper clipping of a published timetable for North Shore railroad, to San Rafael, Ross Valley, Mill Valley, Cazadero, etc. via Sausalito Ferry. Includes ticket office location information. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (2.25 x 2.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.007 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads, Timetables
Description : Students sitting at desks in classroom, with a female teacher at her desk. There are blackboards surrounding the room, some of which have math problems on them. Writing on the back of the photograph reads :"Fifth or 6th grade M. V. Grammar School Cora + Elinor Burt." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10.6875 x 8.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.030 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Blackboards, Classrooms, Desks, Schools, Students,...
Description : The front of the postcard depicts the Tavern of Tamalpais, complete with a steam train in front of the Tavern. The caption below the images reads, "Tavern, Mt. Tamalpais, Cal." The back of the postcard is left blank. Publisher information is given as "Published for Lockwoods Pharmacy, Mill Valley, by I. Sheff & Bros., San Francisco and Berlin. Handcolored work." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.028 Digitized by...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Tavern of Tamalpais, Taverns (Inns)
Description : Small copy of a Terminal Map of Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway Source : 1 Page of 1: Map (17.875 x 5.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.034 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description :  Charles James Dowd holding his daughter, Charlotte, on Throckmorton Avenue at Madrone Avenue. The empty lot in the background is 130 Throckmorton Avenue. Charles Dowd was an early Mill Valley resident who founded a livery stable, Dowd's Fashion Stables. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4 x 3.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.085 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Description : Howard Folker, engineer, and Roy Graves, fireman, of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway stand next to a locomotive at the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.125 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.111 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad engineers, Railroads
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Winter, Bayley
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Description : Five photographs of unidentified members of the Reed family pasted to a single page of white card stock. The group include 2 albumen prints and 3 tintypes. The Reed family were early Anglo-Saxon settlers of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.125 x 9.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.082 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, none
Description : Students and teacher in classroom. Students are stiitng at their desks. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.042 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Blackboards, Classrooms, Desks, Schools, Students,...
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Edouart and Cobb; Habenicht
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Description : Two portraits of Sarah Boyle, daughter of Hugh Boyle I and Carmelita Natividad Garcia, attached to one piece of white card stock. On the left is a portrait of her as a girl and on the left as an adult. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9.25 x 6.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.058 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
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Description : Five young men pose on the front of a Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway locomotive. A gravity car can be seen in the left background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.5 x 1 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.128 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Gravity cars, Locomotives, Railroads